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Telephone Buildings

A Grade II Listed Building in City Centre, Manchester

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Latitude: 53.4796 / 53°28'46"N

Longitude: -2.2389 / 2°14'20"W

OS Eastings: 384240

OS Northings: 398124

OS Grid: SJ842981

Mapcode National: GBR DKH.WN

Mapcode Global: WHB9G.LS1V

Entry Name: Telephone Buildings

Listing Date: 20 June 1988

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1255051

English Heritage Legacy ID: 458643

Location: Manchester, M1

County: Manchester

Electoral Ward/Division: City Centre

Built-Up Area: Manchester

Traditional County: Lancashire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Greater Manchester

Church of England Parish: Manchester St Ann

Church of England Diocese: Manchester

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Listing Text

This List entry was subject to a Minor Amendment on 19/05/2017

SJ 8498 SW,

New York Street (south side),
No. 5, Telephone Buildings

(Formerly Listed as: YORK STREET (South side), No.26 Telephone Buildings)



Former telephone exchange. 1909, by L. Stokes and Beaumont. Red
brick; cream faience dressings and banding; blue brick bands
to quoins; granite basement; leaded roof. Rectangular plan.
Three storeys with basement and attic, five bays to New York Street;
central segmental-headed entrance with paired wooden doors;
square-headed windows, paired in the outer bays and triple in
the other bays, and a canted oriel in the centre bay rising
through 1st and 2nd floors, all these windows with flush
faience mullions; diamond-pattern panels below 1st-floor
windows. Faience console cornice above 2nd floor;
square-headed windows to attic, with moulded surrounds, and
Diocletian window in centre. Six chimneys rising between the
bays and linked in pairs at roof level. Eaves gutter and
subsidiary cornice. Left and right-hand return sides similar.

Listing NGR: SJ8424098124

This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.

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